The enchanting freshwater lake, Pookode Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Wayanad, which is about 15 km from the town of Kalpetta. Lying between the Western Ghats and lush wooded forests, the lake covers an area of 13 acres and has a depth of 40 m. The peaceful ambiance and the natural scenery allure tourists from all around. The lake is especially quite popular amid photographers and nature-lovers because of its verdant environment. It also the starting point the Panamaram stream, one of the chief tributaries of River Kabini.
The shape of Pookode Lake is like the map of India. The lake is home to different varieties of freshwater fishes and is dotted with lotus flowers in blue color. The whole setting of the lake is simply mesmerizing. As the lake is close to forests, animals can be spotted occasionally.
Boating is one of the best things to do in Pookode Lake. Pedal boats can be rented so that you can savor the wonderful scenery. Freshwater aquarium, a children’s park, and shopping center selling handicrafts are placed close to the Lake.
09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Cost Per Person
INR 50 per 4 persons boating charges for 20 min
INR 100 per 8 persons boating charges for 20 min
INR 100 per person for Kayaking charges (30 min)
Best time for Boating in Pookode Lake:
January to May and September to December